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7 Study Tips for the AP Exams - Score At The Top

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 5:00:00 PM

If you follow these seven steps, you’ll likely increase your chances at doing well on your AP exams.

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6 SAT Study Apps to Help you Succeed - Score At The Top

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 2:50:00 PM


Taking the SATs is an important step for getting into college. Studying is key, and practice tests help you prepare and calm your nerves. However, if sitting at a desk with a thick textbook is not your style, consider some alternate routes.

Technology is making studying interesting, diverse and easily accessible. You do not have to buy an expensive study guide but rather you can download free apps to your smartphone or tablet so you can study anywhere, anytime. Get the most out of your study time and use these tools to secure a higher score and a brighter future.

Topics: Study Tips, SAT Test, Test-Prep

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Topics: Study Tips, SAT Test, Test-Prep

How to Avoid Distractions While Studying at Home - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Studying is difficult for many students, as it requires focused motivation and attention skills, neither of which are known as young people's strongest attributes. According to College Parents of America, students should spend approximately 2 to 3 hours of study time for each hour they attend class. While most students have the drive to study, many become easily distracted or lose their motivation quickly. From outdoor disturbances to hunger cravings, it’s crucial to learn how to control your surroundings and avoid distractions when studying at home to ensure academic success.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep

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The Secret to Studying - Score At The Top

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Some research indicates that the overwhelming majority of students study the wrong way. Students simply re-read their notes and textbook, believing that through simple repetition they can learn by osmosis! Hardly the case.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

How to Succeed in College: Time Management Tips - Score At The Top

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM

The life and schedule of a college student in the U.S. has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. A 2010 study published by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) showed modern college students studied an average of 10 fewer hours per week than students in 1961. One would guess the growth of technology over the past 50 years has played a role in reducing study time. But, the study showed tech had little to do with it. As it turns out, today's college students have more on their plates, meaning less time for studying and a greater need for time management.

Topics: Study Tips, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Study Tips, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

The PSAT: Things to Remember - Score At The Top

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM

While your junior PSAT score is the initial qualifier for prestigious National Merit Scholarship recognition, this year’s scores are important not only for early college planning, but for identifying your testing strengths and weaknesses so you can more appropriately prepare for the SAT and ACT. After all, these tests are the second most important factor in college admissions, second only to your academic record. The SAT and ACT even play a significant role in financial aid, merit-based scholarships, and placement in freshman college courses.

Topics: Study Tips, PSAT

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Don't Want to Study for That Big Test? Here's Help for Procrastinators - Score At The Top

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 3:19:00 PM

We've all pulled an all-nighter to cram for an exam or waited until the last few hours to put together a term paper. If you're preparing for a big test coming up, whether it's an online exam to enter the Penn Foster vet technician program or the SAT to be accepted into FAU, studying is mandatory. There's no room for procrastination.

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Parent Teacher Complex: Help Your Teen Ace Tests - Score At The Top

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 3:17:00 PM

Think back to the last time you took a grueling test. The restless preparation, anxious pre-exam jitters and frustrating periods of waiting for grades are enough to make anyone go mad. Add in hormones and a stressful social environment, and it's incredible that teenagers are able to make it put themselves through finals and standardized tests time and time again. For better or worse, tests will impact your student's academic future. From passing classes to earning scholarships, opportunities abound for seasoned test taker.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Planning

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Planning

Developing Reading Skills In Teens - Score At The Top - South Florida

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 10:39:00 AM

We’ve been telling parents and students for years that there’s no more important “academic” habit to develop than reading. Just the other day my wife was bemoaning the fact that a significant number of employees (managers and associates) in her national company are poor readers at best. The effects are discouraging in the workplace, and some schools are not holding out much hope to remedy the situation. For many high school students, reading is time-consuming. Parents today still find it difficult to place themselves in the shoes of a teen who is distracted beyond our understanding and experience by the continuous static of tweets and texts. Everything is “now.” Nothing will wait. Reading is a drag. Many parents are so old school—literally.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Planning

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Planning

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